Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen – Ryo Fukui

Here’s a great bluesy piano transcription! This is Ryo Fukui’s solo rendition of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” off of the album, My Favorite Tune (1994). Lots of people have been asking for transcriptions of Ryo Fukui, so the is the first of many to come! This is a complete piano transcription, including both […]

“Something” for Big Band – Score and Parts

Here is the classical Beatles tune, “Something.” This was written for Miguel Zenón and the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1. It’s a beautiful, poignant arrangement, with lots of color.   “Something in the way she moves Attracts me like no other lover Something in the way she woos me I don’t want to leave her now […]

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” for Big Band – Score and Parts

Here is a fun arrangement of the classical Christmas song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Written for standard big band, this features a guitar and a sax solo. There are a few tricky meter changes, but the arrangement is not too difficult overall.   Instrumentation: 17-Piece Big Band — 5 Saxophones (2 Alto Saxes, 2 […]

“Center of Gravity” for Big Band – Score and Parts

“Center of Gravity” is an original composition of mine. I was inspired by my studies of airplanes and aviation, so I wrote a big band chart about it. It harmonically dense, very rhythmic, and pretty brisk. This is a challenging, but fun, chart.   Instrumentation: 17-Piece Big Band — 5 Saxophones (1 Soprano Sax, 1 […]

“Wave” for Big Band – Score and Parts

Here is an arrangement of the classic Jobim standard, “Wave.” It is written as a double feature for clarinet and trombone. However, it can also feature any other instrument, as long as he/she knows the tune.   (Note: The recording is missing the solo parts)   Instrumentation: Solo Clarinet, Solo Trombone, 17-Piece Big Band — […]

“Mint Julep” for Big Band – Score and Parts

Mint Julep is a classic swing tune, in the style of Thad Jones. I wrote it while I was participating in the 2015 Disneyland All-American College Band. The name comes from a drink served in the park at “Café Orleans” (a direct replica of Café du Monde). Thus, the piece should have a relaxed feel […]